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Ess-Jay

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It happened to me the other night (game disconnecting every couple of minutes or so, freezing, jitters etc etc), but all I did was disconnet my DSL connection, reboot my pc and start again. Presto - lag-free connection to the server. But if you're getting this each time you connect to the server, that solution really won't help you. What's the performance on other servers like? Have you tried any other RPG servers?

Firewall shouldn't be a problem at all. Just make sure you allow UT2004.exe access to the internet and you should be fine. I'm running Mcafee and haven't experienced anyhting other than the one off problem listed above. My AVG anti-virus also runs happily alongside the game.

I'm not sure you'd want to admit to this, but are you running any torrent downloads? Although they're sometimes paused to allow the full bandwidth of your connection to be taken up by UT2004, they still hog CPU resource (around 2% per torrent). Try closing those down completely if you have any as UT2004 relies heavily upon CPU performance.

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emetakleze

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i'll try that reboot, and i think ill remove the hub i have and see if there's somthing wrong with that as well. there isn't anything running when i play, infact i check task mgr to make sure something isn't running in the back round. the only two things i have done that i can think of since this started was 1. install hl2 2. inserted a line in my user.config file "numpad6=tossartifact". installing hl2 shouldn't have done anything, and the toss artifact button seems to be fine. Hmmm... i'll keep trying to figure it out. thanks for the quick post and idea...

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I'm just plucking ideas out of the air right now, but could STEAM be having a negative affect on your UT2004? Could its internet verification system interfere with your connection to the UT2004 servers? It might be worth searching Google.com to see if anyone else is having this problem with HL2 and UT2004 running side by side.

Just a thought...

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i was wondering the same thing myself, so im going to uninstall it (beat it anyway, was sort of a let down the game was so short, but grafix were good.) I'll let you know if it works.

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I was pretty underwhelmed with HL2 as well. As you said, the eye candy was gorgeous, and the general presentation was superb. But it just... well... wasn't up to the hype. It's too short, has a rather underwhelming storyline, and the gravity gun was far too much of a gimmick. You'd get the gun, go "Wow! Cool!", and then go back to shooting things, save a few puzzles which required the new physics engine.

My advice to Valve and others who utilise this engine would be to push its real-world physics into the background. Subtly create a real-life atmosphere for us, carefully blending those touches into the background so that we get a sense we're in a playable environment.

Anyway, I'm rambling. Good luck with the uninstall!

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emetakleze wrote:
When i first started on this server, had no lag. Now for about the past 2 weeks i lag out badly every wave. Is it something on my end i could change do you know? (this would ba a huge post if i tried to put all of my settings and such down, but i use cable to connect, have net stat set to cable/adsl with dynamic netspeed enabled. I make sure my virus protector/fire wall is off, as well as all other apps when playing. audio is all set to less bandwidth.) Am i the only one this is happening to? 


Some of this may have been related to the satore monster pack 119. It's been rolled back to 116 now, so hopefully it isn't a problem.

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Do i have to uninstall 119 then, or is it automatic? I had seen some talking about that earlier in the week. Also, do I just delete the FHI folder/files since we don't use them anymore?

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When was the monster pack rolled back, Druid? I'm asking as this happened to me again last night, shortly after the players on the server decided to have a map vote (current one was rather dull), and once before that whilst on a general wave.

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emetakleze wrote:
Do i have to uninstall 119 then, or is it automatic? I had seen some talking about that earlier in the week. Also, do I just delete the FHI folder/files since we don't use them anymore? 


Since the package name is different every time, the rollback was automatic. Let me know if you're still seeing this lag now and I'll see what I can do to help...

Also, you can smoke FHI or not as you wish

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Ess-Jay wrote:
When was the monster pack rolled back, Druid? I'm asking as this happened to me again last night, shortly after the players on the server decided to have a map vote (current one was rather dull), and once before that whilst on a general wave. 


I'm suspecting this was just general internet lag. Let me know if you're still experiencing this

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emetakleze

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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. It looks like its an ip issue. I started noticing pages loading slow, downloads getting dropped, etc.. So i investigated further, (running cable internet) network is hopping around like a jumping bean so tech is comming over to look at it on tuesday. Again, thanks for your help.

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Again, thanks for all your suggestions. Cable guy was here, turns out cable modem was going bad a little at a time. (older one, couldn't handle the upgrade form 3 to 5mBs, just got confused and wouldn't do anything) I'll be back on tonight, watchout nali!!!!!

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